Which PSU would be best?

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SacredPie

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Hello-

I'm looking to replace the PSU in my son's gaming rig- the present model has the right stats, but it's a crappy brand and it's been giving us issues. I want to overshoot our wattage needs (presently around 250w) and go for a 600watt model.

Are there brands out there I should be looking for or trying to avoid? Would 600watts be sufficient for our needs, do you think? Are there any recommendations you can make?

I ran a Speccy diagnostic on his PC if you'd like to see what we're working with: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/OeLW3zIBW3qtxYag6xoKCoj

Thanks in advance!
 

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You should let your Win 10 OS update, for starters.. Go with a gold standard 600 watt psu with a good warranty of 5 to 10 years.. The good warranty should keep you away from bad psu's..
 

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Your biggest problem is that the graphics card that is installed in that system requires a minimal of 300 watts and you are stating that the current one is around 250 watts. Which if it is the one that came with that system it is probably even less than that.
presently around 250w
@phillpower2

Would not run that system with the currently under powered power supply unit you may end up doing more damage.
 

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+1 with veeg.
at least 80+ Gold and to future proof you somewhat, I'd go for 700-750w, as the price difference from the 600w range is not that much.
and yes, let the warranty period govern your choice, at least 5 years, and the real good ones offer 10 - they are that confident in their product!
 

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Awesome!

Thanks everyone. I'm glad I asked before making a decision; I didn't realize we would need more (and it's especially smart to over-plan for future expansions).
Does anyone have experience or know someone who has one of these models:

- Thermaltake Toughpower 850W, 80+ fully modular (here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-...d+power+supply+warranty&qid=1619006622&sr=8-3)

- EVGA SuperNova 750 G+, 80+, fully modular (link: https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNO...+power+supply+warranty&qid=1619006622&sr=8-18 )

Is there anything I should be worried about in terms of performance? The reviews look pretty good, but it's helpful to have a "real person's" POV before making the final decision. Thanks again- you all have been invaluable!
 

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I was thinking Thermaltake nice looking build ,but then i saw that Johnny Guru rated that Evga better than a gold standard and cheaper in price.

I would wait to hear from the others tho..
 

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I have a question what happened to the power supply that was in it according to this post?

Which you state to be
The Power Supply is a Gigabyte P550B

in this thread you state
I want to overshoot our wattage needs (presently around 250w) and go for a 600watt model.
 

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I have a question what happened to the power supply that was in it according to this post?

Which you state to be


in this thread you state
Hi-

Thanks for asking. That's the same power supply. As I've been learning more about the process of troubleshooting, learning about PSU effectiveness, and trying to nail down how much wattage I actually need, I'm probably not presenting the information in the most succinct way.

Presently, his PC has a Gigabyte P550B which SHOULD be providing 500w (or so).

I took the PC to a computer repair specialist who ran tons of diagnostics and found no problems. When we brought the PC home again, it was Crash-City USA every time my son tried to play any high-end game. The PC repair specialist didn't run into any crashes while testing the PC out, so we thought it had something to do with the set-up at home (outlets, power strip, etc.) I tested all the outlets, we unplugged all the peripherals (including the extra monitor), but kept running into crashes.

I used a website (I forget which one) to see what my PC power needs were. I typed in the graphics card, HD info, accessories, etc. and the website said we needed 250w. This thread is where I learned that 250w won't even run our graphics card.

In that previous thread, I was told that the brand of PSU, Gigabyte, was just a terrible brand, which might account for the power failures. OR, it could be that we underestimated our power needs and the PSU that came with the pre-built PC wasn't enough to run what we had. At this point, I'm willing to overshoot our needs (750-800w?) since I just need it to work and a hundred bucks or so extra is totally worth it.

Sorry if the information is all over the place; some of my sources aren't the most reliable and I'm not super-savvy with hardware (I'm a comic book artist and Photoshop is the only thing I ever use mine for).

Thanks for your help and your patience! Let me know if there's a way I can describe the tech stats in a more effective manner.
 

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I've really only ever used a couple of brands of PSU - Thermaltake and Corsair. Both excellent.
Tried a few Gigabytes, never had an issue.
Have heard and read that EVGA's are also excellent.

The Thermaltake's I usually use their entry level units for basic builds, and the Corsair's for higher demand custom rigs. Something like this would suit your needs; https://www.umart.com.au/Corsair-750W-RM750-80+-Gold-Modular-Power-Supply--CP-9020195-AU_51659G.html

But either of those models you linked to would do nicely. If I had to pick one, it'll be the EVGA only because it is cheaper and doesn't have bloody RGB.
 
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